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Heinrich Heine

Christian Johann Heinrich Heine; born Harry Heine; 13 December 1797 – 17 February 1856) was a German poet, writer and literary critic. He is best known outside Germany for his early lyric poetry, which was set to music in the form of lieder by composers such as Robert Schumann, Franz Schubert, and Lola Carrier Worrell. Heine's later verse and prose are distinguished by their satirical wit and irony. He is considered part of the Young Germany movement. His... Read More

BornHarry Heine
13 December 1797
Düsseldorf, Duchy of Berg, Holy Roman Empire
Died17 February 1856 (aged 58)
Paris, Second French Empire
OccupationPoet, essayist, journalist, literary critic
NationalityGerman
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